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Albert Francis Owen Smith

Albert Francis Owen Smith, 80, of Sauk Centre, passed away Sept. 29, 2023, at the CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 6, at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Becky Thomas officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Albert was born Aug. 20, 1943, in Wadena to Edward and Eva Smith. At 7, Albert and his four siblings moved to New York Mills to a foster home. After he graduated from New York Mills High School, he lived in a hotel for a couple of years while he worked at a restaurant. He then lived with and worked for a farmer in the New York Mills area for eight years. After getting tired of farming in 1965, he got on a Greyhound bus to Sauk Centre. He walked to the Holiday gas station where he met Bill Kranz. Bill rented a cabin to Albert and helped him get the things he needed. He worked at Jennie-O Foods in Melrose for seven years and also did yard work for people. After he retired, he moved to Riverview Manor where he lived until 2018. He then moved to the CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre. Albert enjoyed fishing in the river behind Riverview Manor and walking to the gas station to get a Diet Pepsi and some snacks. Albert has had no contact with his four siblings since he left New York Mills. He is survived by his cousin LaVonne Johnson and her daughter Wanda (Marvin) Jansen of all of Princeton and good friends Bob and Paula Ostendorf of Sauk Centre. H-40-1B

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